Abel Ferreira’s Palmeiras is on its way to being a legendary team in Brazil and South America. The Portuguese coach, who is only 43 years old, won his fifth title managing Verdao. On an afternoon that will go down in club history, the current two-time champion of the Libertadores endorsed an unappealable 4-0 (with goals from Danilo, Zé Rafael and a brace from Raphael Veiga) against Sao Paulo, which had won 2-0 at Morumbí, and won the Paulista Championship, the strongest regional tournament in Brazil.
Rogerio Ceni’s team, without soul or heart, was a toy in the hands of an increasingly mature Palmeiras with more playing recordswhich in 27 minutes had already eliminated the disadvantage of the first match.
Ferreirawho is a disciple of Mourinho and always organizes his reactive team, this time he went for the victory from the first whistle. And the tactical bath to which he subjected the Tricolor was one of those of an era, in an Allianz Parque with the atmosphere of the best occasions.
— HE Palmeiras (@Palmeiras) April 3, 2022
The defeat for Sao Paulo, which defended the title won in 2021 with Dani Alves in his squad, is very hard, because the most feasible possibility of winning a title this season disappeared. He doesn’t have a squad to fight for either the Brasileirao or the Copa do Brasil… he will have to wait to make a splash in the Copa Sudamericana.
For Palmeiras, on the other hand, it is a sum and continues. This year he already has two out of two: the Recopa Sudamericana, in which he beat Ath. Paranaense in a double match, and now the Paulista Championship.
This week, Verdao begins to dispute its two great objectives of the season: the group stage of the Libertadores, where they will try to become the first Brazilian team that is capable of winning three titles in a row, and the Brasileirao, which they have not won since 2008.